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Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop
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Word definitions for colza in dictionaries
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Colza \Col"za\, n. [F., fr. D. koolzaad, prop., cabbage seed; kool (akin to E. cole) + zaad, akin to E. seed.] (Bot.) A variety of cabbage ( Brassica oleracea ), cultivated for its seeds, which yield an oil valued for illuminating and lubricating purposes;...
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 A variety of cabbage (''Brassica oleracea''), cultivated for its seeds, which yield an oil, valued for illuminating and lubricating purposes. 2 some other cole varieties
Word definitions in WordNet
n. Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop [syn: rape , Brassica napus ]
Usage examples of colza.
Skye terrier, her suppositious wealth, her lapses of responsiveness and incipient catarrhal deafness: the younger, her lamp of colza oil before the statue of the Immaculate Conception, her green and maroon brushes for Charles Stewart Parnell and for Michael Davitt, her tissue papers.
Whenever a grainfield gets poor and scanty, the farmer lets it rest for a year and plants only colza on it.
The green country extended on either side of the road, and here and there the colza in flower presented a waving expanse of yellow, from which arose a strong, wholesome, sweet and penetrating odor, which the wind carried to some distance.
At the side of the road, on a heap of clothes, a very small boy seated with his legs apart was playing with a potato, which he now and then let fall on his dress, whilst five women were bending down planting slips of colza in the adjoining plain.
Here it is the vine, elsewhere the apple tree for cider, there colza, farther on cheeses and flax.
The following spring all the evil spirit's lands were covered with golden wheat, oats as big as beans, flax, magnificent colza, red clover, peas, cabbage, artichokes, everything that develops into grains or fruit in the sunlight.
I'd be all right only the colzas ain't a-goin' to give much this year, and times are so hard that they are the only things worth while raisin'.
Besides, the poor old chap, if it hadn't been for the colza last year, would have had much ado to pay up his arrears.